Roots of a ponderosa pine
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Published by Intermountain Forest & Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture in Ogden, Utah .
Written in English


  • Ponderosa pine.,
  • Ponderosa pine -- Roots.

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Bibliography: p. 9-10.

Statementby James D. Curtis.
SeriesU.S. Forest Service research paper INT -- 9.
ContributionsIntermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station (Ogden, Utah)
The Physical Object
Pagination10 p. :
Number of Pages10
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16022633M

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